“This building was built in 1908. It was called the Hunter Block. It was a grocery store for a couple of years. It’s been Pushing Petals for over a while now.

We’ve been here sixteen years. I feel at home here. We know most of the people who come in here by the name of their dogs, haha!

Everyone looks out for each other. People support local business. If we have deliveries in the neighbourhood, the neighbours will accept it if the recipients aren’t home, y’know? We fight the good fight to keep the neighbourhood a small town feel in the big city. We’re just lucky to be in this neighbourhood.

Are you in the mood for some dramatics? Put this poem in it’s by E.E. Cummings. It’s juicy and it’s where our mission statement comes from:

‘who knows if the moon’s
a balloon,coming out of a keen city
in the sky–filled with pretty people?
(and if you and I should

get into it, if they
should take me and take you into their balloon,
why then
we’d go up higher with all the pretty people

than houses and steeples and clouds:
go sailing
away and away sailing into a keen
city which nobody’s ever visited, where
Spring) and everyone’s
in love and flowers pick themselves'” Janet, Owner, Pushing Petals Flowers.